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Panera Bread Company to Hold Annual Meeting on May 19, 2016

ST. LOUIS, April 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq:PNRA) today announced that Ron Shaich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Andrew Madsen, President; and Michael Bufano, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 19, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., Central Daylight Savings Time.  The meeting will be held at the Panera Bread Company Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Mr. Shaich, Mr. Madsen, and Mr. Bufano will present the Company’s recent operational and financial performance, the strategic initiatives underway and the Company’s fiscal 2016 outlook.  Management will be available at the conclusion of the meeting to answer questions from the Company’s stockholders. 

The management presentation will be broadcast on the Internet beginning at 10:30 a.m., Central Daylight Savings Time, on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  To access the audio webcast of the management presentation and accompanying slideshow, visit Access to the webcast and slide presentation will be archived for one year.

About Panera Bread Company

30 years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. We believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To us, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.

So we began with a simple commitment: to bake fresh bread from fresh dough in every bakery-cafe, every day. No artificial preservatives or short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need.

These traditions carry on today, as we have continued to find ways to be an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. Like poultry and pork raised without antibiotics on our salads and sandwiches. A commitment to transparency and options that empower our guests to eat the way they want. Seasonal flavors and whole grains. And a commitment to removing artificial additives (flavors, colors, sweeteners and preservatives) from the food in our bakery-cafes. Why? Because we think that simpler is better and we believe in serving food as it should be. Because when you don’t have to compromise to eat well, all that is left is the joy of eating.

We’re also focused on improving quality and convenience. With investments in technology and operations, we now offer new ways to enjoy your Panera favorites - like mobile ordering and Rapid Pick-Up for to-go orders - all designed to make things easier for our guests. As of December 29, 2015, there were 1,972 bakery-cafes in 46 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter (@panerabread), Facebook ( or Instagram (@panerabread).


Steve West
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